The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus.
Friday, February 16 (7:30 p.m.)
The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (Live)–SOLD OUT!
Self-described as “five guys and a scrubboard, with roots like wisdom teeth,” the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band from Goodlettsville, Tennessee, perform a fun combination of traditional country, bluegrass and hillbilly tunes that is sure to have you laughing and singing along. Regulars on “The Marty Stuart Show,” the Jug Band has performed on television, at the Grand Ole Opry, and throughout the country. They not only know the music, they wear the costumes, tell corny jokes and even do slapstick gags. Tickets are required for this free event and can be reserved at https://tennesseemafiajugband.eventbrite.com beginning January 16, 2018 at 9 a.m.
NOTE: The Packard Campus Theater will be closed the second half of February to allow for upgrades to the projection booth.
For more information on our programs, please visit the website at: www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.
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